Jurgen Klopp sends message to Loris Karius after Liverpool FC’s loss to Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp reflects on Loris Karius' performance in Liverpool FC's Champions League defeat by Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Loris Karius will need support in the coming days after his errors helped Real Madrid beat Liverpool FC 3-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday.
The German shot-stopper was caught out as Karim Benzema latched onto his throw in the 51st minute to give Real Madrid the lead in Kiev.
Liverpool FC managed to equalise through Sadio Mane, but Karius was again at fault when he parried Gareth Bale’s long-range effort into the net late on to wrap up the victory for the Spanish side.
Karius has been under the spotlight at Anfield following some shaky performances since his move to the club from German side Mainz, but he had been in much better form for the Reds in recent months.
And Liverpool FC boss Klopp admitted that it was not to be for the goalkeeper after the disappointing Champions League final defeat.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Klopp said: “I have only very, very few words [with Karius] after the game but it’s nothing to talk about.
“I really feel for him, nobody wants that, [but] that’s the situation. The mistakes were obvious, we don’t have to talk about that, it’s all clear; he knows it, I know it, you all know it.
“Now, he has to deal with it, we have to deal with it, we will do that – of course we will be with him, there’s no doubt about that. It was not his night, obviously.”
Liverpool FC could well look to bring in a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window as the Reds look to try and challenge for the Premier League title next season.
The Merseyside outfit finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season.